In 2001 State of Origin Game 3 we saw Super Coach Wayne Bennett picked 8 Debutants for the final game of series along with veteran Allan Langer too. It was a master stroke from Bennett and a major coup to secure the victory and the series for QLD in 2001 .
Those 8 Debutants would go on to be play numberous games for QLD in the years to come and go onto reviving that QLD pride . It was a master stroke from Bennett with the previous years series defeat .
Bennett decided to blood youth for the future and his trump card certainly payed off .
PNG Kumuls Coach Mal Meninga seems to be in the same predictament this year with selection for PM Xlll & Tonga Test Match. With disappointing results from last year 2013 WC Campaign a few current players are leaning towards the end of there careers . Is it time we choose a youth policy selection for this years PNG Kumuls .
If we are working towards 2017 WC Campaign should we be picking upto 8-10 Debutants from U19's PNG Kumuls Nines Team. I understand we still need experience in this team to nurture the youth . But should this years PNG Kumuls squad be dominated by Debutants Youths for the Future .